James Hodgkinson fired at Congresspeople Wednesday morning. Now video has emerged of the Congressional shooter ranting about the 1%. The video took place in 2011 while he was at St. Louis for an Occupy Wall Street event. He claimed that the 99% percent were getting pushed around while the top 1% doesn't give "a damn."
During the interview, Hopkins stated, “99% are getting pushed around, and the 1% are just not givin’ a damn. So we gotta speak up for the whole country.”
Watch the video.
Congressional Shooter Ranting About 'The 1%'
— Ben Bradley (@BenBradleyTV) June 14, 2017
It seemed that Hodgkinson was very obsess with income equality. He wrote many letters to the editor. Here are some of the statements he made.
I just want to let everyone know that income inequality was a factor in the causes of the Great Depression as well as the greed of Secretary of Treasury Andrew Mellon under the Republican Presidents Harding, Coolidge and Hoover … This is what the Republican Party wants to do today.
I don’t want a president who won’t even keep his money in American banks. I don’t want a president who will lower taxes on the rich and raise them on the other 99 percent.
If the rich paid their fair share of taxes today, we wouldn’t be in this predicament. We need to vote all Republicans out of Congress.
I would wish all people under an annual income of $1 million to get behind the 99 percent, and back the push for tax reform. My motto is: “Tax em like 1938.” God bless the 99 percent.
This man is obviously a radical leftists who was looking to level out the country by taxing the crap out of the top 1%. It comes as no surprise that he got behind socialist Bernie Sanders for the 2016 election.
Stay tuned as we continue to break stories related to the Congressional shooting.